Do you ever want to know what it feels like to be a superhero, an ordinary person who fights for the citizens and underdogs no matter how hard it may be? … Then check out the new superhero comedy-film that was produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios titled Big Hero 6. It is a 2014 film that was directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams. It became the third biggest Walt Disney Animation Studios to relase over globally, surpassing Tangled and third biggest dometic release of all times.The film was inspired by the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name. It tells the story of a young robotics prodigy named Hiro Hamada who forms a superhero team in order to fight a villain wearing a Kabuki mask( James Cromwell ). 14-year old Hiro participates in underground robot fights in order to earn money and just for kicks. His older brother Tadashi( Daniel Henney) redirects Hiro and brings him to to the robotics center in his university; San Fransokyo Institute of Technology. At the robotics center, Hiro meets Fred ( T. J. Miller), Wasabi( Damon Wayans, Jr), Go- Go Tomago( Jamie Chung ), and Honey Lemon( Genesis Rodriguez). ( These people will become a superhero team with Hiro as the leader.) While at the university, a tragic accident occurs and changes everything. Hiro starts to turn to a robot named Baymax ( Scott Adsit ), who was created by his brother. Hiro and Baymax eventually forms an unbreakable bond.
The movie was supposed to be a superhero-comedy, and indeed it was. Baymax was made into a hero and a warrior. Baymax was originally created as a healer, and with the help of Hiro and some nifty programing, Baymax is also a fighting robot. He was also created to help people around the world. It's not everyday you see a robot meant for nursing as a superhero. I mean, we got to love Baymax. He's no ordinary robot, he’s a giant plastic marshmallow. In the comics, he was an aggressive butler robot, but not in the film. In the film, it focuses mainly on the bonds of family, friendship, and being in a group. Those are the things that should be valued the most.
The film also showed some representation. The main character of the movie is an Japenese-American and he is portrayed by Ryan Potter. It is the first disney movie to feature a Japenese American protagagonist. Ryan Potter does a great job of playing Hiro because he is very likeable and was able to make his character appealing. There are some rare cases where a main character of a high grossing movie is played by an Asian person . (The last time I saw representation was in Power Rangers Dino Charge where Shelby Watkins portrayed by Camille Manning Hyde is the first African American actress to play the role of the pink ranger.) Representation matters, it makes characters more relatable and seem more real, and that this was very important because many different kinds of people deserve to be recognized. The directors made the characters based on a Marvel Comics superhero team and it lacked individuality.
Big Hero 6 is ethnically diverse. It can be argued that this movie is the most ethnically diverse Disney animated movie ever made. Hiro is a mixed-race hero. He is both Japenese and American. Ryan Potter, who potrayed Hiro, is also Japenese-American. The other actors who play the other characters are also from different cultures. Wasabi is African-American, Honey Lemon is Venezulean-Cuban, and Go-Go is Korean American. It's a big deal to see an amimated movie being so diverse. This is pretty cool!
The movie shouldn't base the movie just on Hiro and his quest to find out what happened to his brother. It's dissapointing to see that the movie didn't focus that much on the two superheroriones. Hiro's superhero team contains of two females and three males . In superhero movies, the females are generally ignored or there will be just one female in the group. This raises some gender issues. Who said that females don' t watch/read comics? Females also like "boy stuff" like superheros. There should be less objectification and more extraordinary, powerful females in superhero movies. In Big Hero 6, Marvel vanquishes all gender issues. Go- Go and Honey Lemon are very incredible superheroines and they know how to fight as well as any male.( They are not just someon'e girlfriend, but they are real geniuses and real heros fighting for what is right). Focusing on those two herorines will show people that women can be whatever men are and that there shouldn't be gender inequality.
People should watch the movie because it is a superhero comedy-film and it's supposed to be funny. They should recommend it to their family and friends. It is also a sucessful Marvel animated film. Many young children dream of beciming a superhero someday and helping the people around them and not just the people, the entire galaxy. One of Big Hero 6's charms is the comedy. Also it is a fun movie to watch with your family. Children will especially love this film because it not only provides comic relief, children will find themselves attracted to Baymax, the star of the show. Children will like the action-packed movie and have a good time. Teens should watch this film because it is something to watch for fun and teens should find the importance of representation in the movie. The film is fun and it teaches/reminds people of all ages the importance of family and friendship.